ProRehab Partners with Louisville Skating Academy
ProRehab Louisville and Dr. Stacie Grossfeld have partnered with Louisville Skating Academy (LSA) to prevent on-ice injuries through preventative physical therapy and to access to top-notch sports medical care and sport injury experts for rehabilitation.
“It is vital to have a PT group that understand the physical demands of ice skating, knows the individualized treatment plan, and understands what a triple toe loop is in order to treat the injury effectively and efficiently and ensure a healthy recovery and rehabilitation so skaters can get back to their passion,” said Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, the physician who leads the medical team.
“Louisville Skating Academy is proud to have a long-standing relationship with the physical therapists at PreRehab and Dr. Grossfeld and are excited that all teams will work together to keep our athletes strong, on the ice, and doing what they love,” said Becca Hatch-Purnell, the Skating Director at Louisville Skating Academy.
ProRehab, through its predecessors, has partnered with LSA for more than 10 years in order to provide sport-specific injury treatment as well as preventative education to attempt to subvert injuries before they happen.
“This sport is an incredible way to demonstrate eloquence and grace while promoting healthy living and expression through the arts. Ice-skating is a high-skill sport which also means it is high-risk,” said Dr. Ed Foring, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, and Clinic Director with the ProRehab Prospect Clinic.
Grossfeld is a local orthopedic surgeon who has a large sports medicine practice geared towards treating athletes. Due to the nature of sports injuries, athletes need quick diagnosis and treatment – with this partnership, LSA members will always have access to the care they need as well as the ability to escalate their care if deemed necessary by their physical therapist.